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  • Michelle Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Monday, July 25, 2016.
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    Read the full transcript of Michelle Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech

    PHILADELPHIA — Michelle Obama cast the presidential race as one between a positive role model for children — in Hillary Clinton — and a damaging one — in Donald Trump — in the marquee speech on the Democratic National Convention’s opening night. The first lady never mentioned Trump by name, but leveraging her popularity, she made a rare, if not unprecedented, foray into partisan politics to knock the Republican nominee. Obama condemned “the hateful language that we hear from public […]

  • Hospice worker's cover of Adele hit goes viral

    Hospice worker’s cover of Adele hit goes viral

    A UK hospice worker’s rendition of the Adele hit ‘Make You Feel My Love’ is going viral online. But, the performance may have struck its strongest chord with the audience who heard it in person. The video, shot July 22, shows St. Helena Hospice nurses’ assistant Emma Young giving an impromptu performance to patients. “I sing whenever I can. Every time I’m on shift, if it gets quiet, then I try to sing a few songs on the piano,” Young […]

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    Kid’s dream to be garbage man comes true

    All kids have wishes. Some kids want to be Superman, others princesses. But, Ethan Dean, a 6-year-old with an incurable illness, just wants to suit up and be a garbage man for a day. The Sacramento, California boy doesn’t know it yet, but today he gets his wish. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation, Ethan will get to run his very own garbage route. “Well, it’s an unusual wish,” Michelle Flynn of the Northern California and Northern Nevada chapter of Make-A-Wish […]

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    “I knew I had to step in and do something,” Florida linebacker remembers crucial advice before stopping sexual assault

    In light of recent events, it was something university officials and city leaders thought was necessary. Football players for the University of Florida heard from a Gainsville prosecutor after he met with the team to talk about sexual assault. It’s something Cristian Garcia, a linebacker on the team, never thought he would need to know. However, that lesson has since put him in the spotlight. Garcia spotted a man and a woman having sex behind a dumpster outside the bar where […]

  • A beach-themed party for teenagers at a nightclub in Ft. Myers ends in gunfire, and two teenagers are dead. Tiffany Kenney was in Ft. Myers and she spoke with some of the teens who were at the party.

    More information about the teenage victims killed in the Fort Myers club shooting

    What started as a beach-themed teen party at a Florida nightclub ended early Monday in a deadly shooting, with a 14-year-old and an 18-year old killed and more than a dozen others injured. Parents were picking up their children from Club Blu Bar and Grill in Fort Myers when gunfire erupted outside, the club said in a Facebook post. Sean Archilles, 14, and Stef’An Strawder, 18, were shot to death in the club’s parking lot, Fort Myers police said. At […]

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    Memorable lines from the DNC’s opening night

    PHILADELPHIA – Democrats kicked off their convention Monday night amid tension between Bernie Sanders’ supporters and Hillary Clinton’s allies. Speakers on the first night sought to unify the party and highlight differences with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Here are some of the top lines from the opening night of the Democratic National Convention: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders “Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States.” Sanders: "Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United […]

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    Meet Graham, a ‘human’ designed to survive a car crash

    To up your chances of surviving a car accident, it would help if your ultra-thick ribcage were lined with sacs that served as natural airbags and if your face were flattened, your skull much larger, your skin thicker and your knees able to move in all directions. There’s only one ‘human’ in the world who possesses all these unnatural characteristics and more. Meet Graham. He’s an interactive, life-size sculpture with a grotesque human look who’s part of a road safety […]

  • In the grow room, marijuana glows under bright grow lights at the Marijuana Potency Monitoring Project at the University of Mississippi.

    Medical marijuana has potential as Alzheimer’s treatment, study says

    Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer’s patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature of the disease. Furthermore, the researchers discovered it blocks inflammation, which damages neurons in the brain. “It is reasonable to conclude that there is a therapeutic potential of cannabinoids for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease,” wrote David Schubert, senior researcher and a professor at Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Keith Fargo, director […]

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    Olympics 2016: Blocked toilets, exposed wires at Rio Athletes’ Village

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — Blocked toilets, leaky pipes and exposed wires … just a few of the reasons Australia’s Olympic delegation says it has refused to move into the athletes village, now open to arriving Olympians. The village, comprised of 31 17-storey towers, opened its doors on Sunday, less than two weeks before the start of Rio’s Summer Games on August 5. But the first day was marred by controversy. “We felt that our building was not safe, because of […]

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    Jennifer Aniston moved to tears while talking about overcoming self-doubt

    A soft-spoken teen touched Jennifer Aniston’s heart over the weekend. The actress was in Italy on Saturday at the Giffoni Film Festival to receive a lifetime achievement award, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Giffoni is one of Europe’s largest film festivals for children and teens. One young person in particular reportedly moved Aniston to tears. During a question and answer session, a young woman asked the former “Friends” star if she has ever experienced waking up in the morning and […]

  • Two people are dead and at least 14 others injured after a shooting at a Fort Myers, Florida, nightclub, according to Captain Jim Mulligan of the Fort Myers Police.
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    Fort Myers club shooting: 2 dead, 14 injured outside teen party

    FORT MYERS, Fla. – The two people killed outside a Florida nightclub’s teen party were teenagers, Fort Myers police said. Sean Archilles, 14, and Ste’fan Strawder, 18, were shot to death Monday morning in the parking lot of Club Blu Bar and Grill, police said. At least 16 others, ages 12 to 27, were wounded in the shooting. Of the four people still hospitalized Monday, two are in critical condition, and two are in fair condition, Lee Memorial Hospital said. Police […]